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[12/08/20 - 03:33 PM]
National Geographic Announces Special Event Series "Return to the Moon" (w.t.), Chronicling the History-Making Artemis Missions That Will Send a Woman to the Moon for the First Time
More than just a television series, National Geographic will offer a comprehensive look at this mission, using all of its print and digital storytelling platforms to invest in extensive, multiyear coverage of NASA's journey.







RETURN TO THE MOON (NGC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/8/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2021-2022 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from National Geographic Channel's press release, December 2020) Fifty years after the Apollo space flights, a new generation at NASA is suiting up for a historic return to the moon. Named after Greek mythology's goddess of the moon, the Artemis program has trailblazing ambitions: a woman will step on the lunar surface for the first time. In a long-term collaboration with NASA, National Geographic gives viewers an all-access pass to this group of intrepid astronauts and their colleagues, documenting their efforts, ambitions, sacrifices and breakthrough first steps in the special event series RETURN TO THE MOON (w.t.). Co-Founders of Lightbox, two-time Academy Award(R)-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man, LA 92) and two-time Emmy(R) Award-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, American High, Whitney), together with Emmy Award-nominated producer Suzanne Lavery (Cajun Navy, The Traffickers) join as executive producers. Sundance Award-winning filmmaker Jerry Rothwell (How to Change the World and The Reason I Jump) will serve as series director. RETURN TO THE MOON will premiere from National Geographic around the world. More than just a television series, National Geographic will offer a comprehensive look at this mission, using all of its print and digital storytelling platforms to invest in extensive, multiyear coverage of NASA's journey. Following the model of the magazine's iconic coverage of the early days of the Apollo program, National Geographic will report and photograph in the labs and in the field for major milestones. The brand's latest digital and social media innovations will be utilized to provide audiences with an immersive, multimedia experience, giving them a unique behind-the-scenes look at this groundbreaking endeavor. The digital news stories, features and podcasts told along the way will culminate in a special issue of the magazine once the mission is officially off the ground.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jerry Rothwell as DIR
· Jonathan Chinn as EP
· Simon Chinn as EP
· Simon Raikes as EP (NGC)
· Suzanne Lavery as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lightbox